Semester 1 (September – January)
|N01 Reactor Physics, Criticality & Design
|N03 Radiation & Radiological Protection
|N04 Decommissioning, Radioactive Waste and Environmental Management
|N12 Reactor Thermal Hydraulics
Semester 2 (February – June)
Due to unforeseen exceptional circumstances, the N07 – Nuclear Safety Case Development course unit will not be available in 2023-24
|N07 Nuclear Safety Case Development
|N10 Processing, Storage and Disposal of Nuclear Waste
|N13 Criticality Safety Management
|N02 Nuclear Fuel Cycle
|N31 Management of the Decommissioning Process
|N11 Radiation Shielding
Distance learning programme structure
In order to permit part-time students to complete four course units in a year, course units are delivered in parallel. A student must complete 2 course units from the course units available in each semester. An illustration of the distance learning programme structure, course units and timetable is shown below.
|N01, N03, N04, N12
|N07, N10, N13, N31, N02, N11 (N07 not available in 2023/24)
Timetable 2023 – 24
Course Unit Weightings 2023-24
Regarding future admissions to the distance learning programme
We have decided to remove the option to register for the MSc in Nuclear Science & Technology via distance learning for the academic year 2024-25.
We are currently updating all of the course units that were already available via distance learning, along with converting the course units which are at present only available in-person, to standardise the format and adopt current best practice. This will allow students who are unable to attend the one-week taught course units the option of taking any eight units to complete the MSc via distance learning. The only unit that we will not be converting is N32 – Experimental Reactor Physics as this unit involves travelling to either Prague or Vienna.
This is a three-year project and we intend to have enough units ready to accept admissions for 2025-26.